Via Burn Bag:
“We have many EFM clearances – and interim clearances were requested by HR and rejected by DS for all of them – which are still pending. The oldest one is 15 months, the next is 13 months, etc. etc. (we have many). These people will PCS [permanent change of station] and still not have their clearance completed. The only statements from DS – other than implying to leave them alone or the process will become “more” problematic are that USDH [U.S. direct hire] clearances are first in line. Some missions depend on EFMs.”
Asking about the security clearance logjam: “Seriously? I suggest we sent her to FLO…” Seriously, let’s not!
With apologies to Humbert Wolf:
“One cannot hope to bribe or twist,
Thank God, the DS specialist.
But seeing what the man will do,
Unbribed, there’s no occasion to.”